Camps

Program Descriptions

Ranging from acro dance to web design, we offer a wide variety of specialty camps for every child to enjoy. Develop your skills in areas you're comfortable with or try something new! Don't forget to check out our three OCA-accredited, outdoor day camps: Claireville Day Camp, Humriva Day Camp and Camp Naorca.


Adventure Camps have all the ingredients of an Activity Camp and more! A typical week in one of our Adventure Camps include arts and crafts, sports, workshops and special events. Campers will go on a trip or bring in a special guest that is related to the theme of the camp. Each week campers will swim and/or do water play activities.

Arts

A great introduction for any young artist. Campers will explore a variety of art mediums while participating in recreational activities.

Cooking

Campers will have the opportunity to explore the basics of cooking in addition to great summer recreation activities.

Drama

This is the perfect way for young would-be actors to express themselves while taking part in all the fun a summer camp has to offer.

Eco

Campers will experience various hands-on eco-activities and workshops while taking part in all the fun a summer camp has to offer.

Nature

Explore the world around you in a fun and exciting way. In addition to recreational activities, participants will take part in a variety of nature-based activities.

Science

Explore the wonders of science in a fun and informal way while taking part in a variety of recreational activities.

Sports

Campers will take part in the fundamentals of a variety of sports. This non-instructional program has a focus on fair-play, sportsmanship and fun!

Youth

These camps have all of the ingredients of an activity camp and more. Campers are introduced to leadership activities through workshops, special events and excursions.

Counsellor-in-Training

A program for youth between the ages of 13-17yrs who have an interest in becoming a City of Toronto camp counsellor.

These Specialty Art Camps are designed with the artistic child in mind! Whether your camper is interested in arts and crafts or performance arts and dance we have something for you! Campers will have an opportunity to develop their skills in their specific area of interest with formal instruction each day in addition to a full line-up of traditional camp activities.

Acro Dance

Campers will learn a combination of dance and gymnastic moves choreographed to their favourite music.

Animation

Camp highlights include production of a 3D sculpture and camera-less animation techniques. Participants will have the opportunity to present their work at the end of the session.

Arts

Explore a variety of art mediums and artistic expressions through formal instruction such as dance, painting, sketching and drawing.

Arts and Crafts

Campers will have the opportunity to complete a variety of craft projects that they will be able to take home at the end of the week.

Arts and Nature

This camp combines the study of ecology and art. Campers will have an opportunity to explore their environment, learn about preservation, and identify wildlife and plant specimens. Campers will use their environment as a backdrop for art projects of different media including drawing, painting, relief art and sculpture. Camp will also enjoy traditional camp activities like crafts, games and water play.

Dance

Explore a variety of dance including: ballet, jazz, hip hop and contemporary. A minimum of 2 hours a day will be spent on formal instruction in addition to recreational activities.

Dance and Drama

In addition to formal instruction in dance, campers will also take part in the mysteries of the theatre through drama coaching, set designs and dramatic performances.

Dance, Drama, Music

In addition to exploring the mysteries of theatre through drama coaching and dramatic performances, campers will also receive formal instruction in dance and music.

Drama

Step into the spotlight and be prepared to take part in the mysteries of the theatre through drama coaching, set designs and dramatic performances.

Drama and Music

Step into the spotlight and be prepared to take part in the mysteries of the theatre through drama coaching, set designs and dramatic performances. Campers are also provided formal music instruction.

Drawing and Sketching

Campers will learn the fundamentals of sketching and drawing. A minimum of 2 hours a day will be focused on developing skills such as perspective and shading using values and tones.

Music

Music camp is the perfect opportunity for young musicians to enhance their skills. Campers will have formal instruction while having the opportunity to play their instruments throughout the day as well as regular camp activities.

Musical Theatre

Through a mixture of dance, drama and music campers will perform on stage! Special guests may visit the camp and share their experience in the arts. Each session concludes with a performance by camp participants.

Pottery

Have fun working with clay and other materials while creating 3-D objects. Young artists will be introduced to both traditional and modern styles of sculpture that will inspire them to create their own masterpieces.

Visual Arts

Explore a wide variety of art mediums as campers learn the secrets of painting, sketching, drawing and much more.

Magic, Cooking or Computers...do any of these interest your camper? If so, we offer a wide range of Special Interest Camps that will peak the interest of anyone. In addition to formal instruction, campers will also have the opportunity to participate in traditional camp activities

Babysitting

This program is a Red Cross certification course in babysitting. Youth will also participate in other camp activities.

Canoe

The ultimate experience for campers wanting to develop their paddling skills. Campers participate in a week-long program that includes paddling trips along the Humber River, hiking in High Park, nature lessons and traditional camp activities.

Computer

Explore the arts and science of computers! Campers will receive computer instruction in a recreational setting.

Cooking

Participants will learn the art of cooking as well as the basics of nutrition and healthy eating, cooking techniques and kitchen safety.

Creative Writing

This camp is for participants who have a story to tell! A minimum of 2 hours a day will be focused on thought organization, plot and character development.

Digital Animation

Campers will make their own characters and scenes out of clay. Using video cameras, computers and stop motion technology campers will bring their own stop motion film to life. Campers will also participate in traditional camp activities.

Digital Comic Book Design

Campers will work with one another to create an idea, take digital photos, edit and "comicfy" themselves to create a one-of-a-kind comic book. Campers will also participate in traditional camp activities.

Digital Film Production

Campers will get a chance to be the director! Using computers and video cameras, campers will write, produce, film, act in and edit their own digital films. Campers will also participate in traditional camp activities.

Eco

If your child enjoys nature and being outdoors, this is the camp for you! Your child will participate in a number of nature-based activities including: outdoor excursion and nature crafts plus lots of fun and games.

French

Enjoy the summer camp experience in a French immersion setting. Campers will participate in various activities while improving their French skills.

Magic

Build self-confidence as campers develop performance skills and a variety of magic tricks that will amaze family and friends. Through formal instruction, campers will learn card manipulation, rope tricks, balloon sculpture and much more. Traditional camp activities will also be incorporated.

Nature

Designed for campers who love to explore and connect with the outdoor environment. Activities include hiking, crafts and playing nature games.

Outdoor Explorers

Learn the fundamentals of orienteering and nature skills. Participants will have and opportunity to put their nature skills to the test while participating in recreation activities.

Outtripping

Campers spend the first week of this program at Sunnyside Pavilion developing canoe, wilderness and leadership skills. The second week includes a three-night canoe trip in Ontario where campers will paddle on open water and set up camp for an outdoor experience to remember.

Science

Discover the world of science through fun and exciting games, activities and experiments. Activities are designed to help children investigate the properties of science.

Web Design

Participants will use various software to develop their own web page. Campers will also participate in traditional camp activities.

Calling all sport fans! Our Specialty Sport Camps offers campers an opportunity to develop or fine-tune their skills in a specific sport by participating in formal instruction each day of camp! This is in addition to a full line up of traditional camp activities!

Ball Hockey

Campers will develop the fundamentals of ball hockey. A minimum of 2 hours a day will be focused on developing skills such as shooting, passing and scrimmages.

Baseball

Campers will develop the fundamentals of baseball. A minimum of 2 hours a day will be focused on developing skills such as throwing, hitting and fielding.

Basketball

Campers will develop the fundamentals of basketball. A minimum of 2 hours a day will be focused on developing skills such as dribbling, lay-ups and ball handling techniques.

Bike

This is your chance to learn and practice mountain biking in a safe and fun environment. After spending a day checking equipment and learning manoeuvres, participants will spend the remaining four days biking through local trails.

Bike: Learn to Bike

Campers stay on site to learn how to balance, coast, pedal and steer a bike. Crafts, swimming and games will round out the days. Campers must bring their own bicycle, CSA approved bike helmet, and a bike lock.

CAN-BIKE

CAN-BIKE 1 curriculum will be combined with games, sports and swimming. Campers will learn traffic theory and safe riding skills. Campers must be able to ride a bike and must bring their own bike, bike helmet and bike lock.

CAN-BIKE - Mountain Bike

Campers will learn and practice mountain biking in a safe and fun environment. CAN-BIKE 1 curriculum will be combined with games and rides through local trails, learning mountain biking skills and techniques. Campers must be able to ride a bike and must bring their own mountain bike, bike helmet and bike lock.

Cheerleading

Learn basic routines, dances and acrobatic moves. Participants will demonstrate their new skills at our end of the session show.

Cricket

Campers will develop the fundamentals of cricket. A minimum of 2 hours a day will be focused on developing skills such as batting and fielding.

Flag Football

Campers will develop the fundamentals of flag football. A minimum of 2 hours a day will be focused on developing skills such as passing, receiving and offensive and defensive plays will take place in formal instruction and scrimmages.

Golf

Campers will develop the fundamentals of golf. A minimum of 2 hours a day will be focused on developing skills such as form and swing, putting and proper golf etiquette. Due to the nature of the camp, additional greens fees may apply.

Gymnastics

Campers will work on floor skills such as front roll progressions, handstands and cartwheels. Floor work also includes leaps, jumps and turns and connecting locomotion skills.

Hockey

Designed for kids who have always wanted to learn to play the game of hockey but have not yet had the opportunity. By combining ball hockey, learn to skate and basic hockey instruction, participants with no hockey experience will be introduced to the game. All equipment will be supplied during the camp. Participants are encouraged to bring their own skates if they have them.

In-Line Skating

Campers will learn the basics of safe in-line skating. Participants must supply their own in-line skates and safety equipment.

Lacrosse

Campers will develop the fundamentals of lacrosse. A minimum of 2 hours a day will be focused on developing skills such as stick handling, passing and fielding.

Martial Arts

Campers will receive formal instruction in martial arts in addition to traditional camp activities

Skateboarding

Campers will learn the basics of safe skateboarding. Participants must supply their own skateboard and safety equipment.

Soccer

Campers will develop the fundamentals of soccer. A minimum of 2 hours a day will be focused on developing skills such as kicking, passing and heading.

Sports

Campers will develop the fundamentals in a variety of sports. A minimum of 2 hours a day will be focused on developing their skills through drills, practice and play.

Swim

Campers will take part in Ultra Swim: Small Group lessons for 30 minutes a day at a City of Toronto pool. Lessons will be combined with recreational activities.

Tennis

Campers will develop the fundamentals of tennis. A minimum of 2 hours a day will be focused on developing skills such as a forehand, back hand and serving.

Track and Field

Campers will develop the fundamentals of a variety of track and field sports A minimum of 2 hours a day will be focused on developing skills such as a throwing, running and jumping.

Volleyball

Campers will develop the fundamentals of volleyball A minimum of 2 hours a day will be focused on developing skills such as a bumping, setting and serving.

Water Polo

Campers will be introduced to water polo skills and drills. Campers will also participate in traditional camp activities. Campers must be able to swim one length of the pool.